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Samsung DVD VR357

Samsung DVD VR357
alaScore 69

258 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 258 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the design and reliability are generally positive. The image quality and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, image quality, reliability, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) the Samsung DVD VR357 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 69/100 = Good quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Samsung DVD VR357

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 240 user reviews of Samsung DVD VR357 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.6/5 for other Digital Video Recorders (DVR) on Amazon.com.

usability, price, image quality, reliability

62% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the product: Samsung DVD-VR357 Tunerless DVD Recorder and VCR Combo

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Piece of junk

 

Multiple problems even with the firmware patch installed. Pixalated image, lockups, severe skips, and more. Sometimes the recording won't playback at all (and I'm talking about playing a DVD on the machine it was recorded on). Sometimes, for lack of...

Sometimes I get lucky and it works

Each recording is a roll of the dice. I start each recording with the words "I hope it works this time

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Good DVD recorder with VHS dubbing /recording

 

This dual recorder / player does it all,� but some users need to clearly be aware of only using lower speed discs ie; 2X , 4X and 8X work best. The highter DVD blank discs are for computer burners, not Stand Alone DVD recorders.� This particular unit...

This/ is a good (over all) DVD / VHS dual recorder and player. Clear, Crisp reproductions which are then up-converted via HDMI or Component outputs.� Manual address the newer DVD recorders now complying w/ copyright for even your cable or SAT box

Must be connected to cable box or SAT

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Useless Item

 

Don't buy this product if you need to record TV programs, for some stupid reason it keeps saying you're trying to record a protected movie and doesn't let you even try the recording feature to find out if it works. Useless, I'd give it away.

The only thing I liked was that I didn't pay over $100 to get it, but there was another one cheaper which I feel sorry I didn't get

The product is the worst thing I've seen with capacity of doing something and regrets to do so

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Total waste of money if you buy one.

 

I wanted to copy old VHS to DVD, so this model sounded like a deal. The set-up is OK, but when you want to copy a VHS tape, it doesn't. When you attempt to play a home-made DVD, it locks up. The picture freezes, and you cannot eject the DVD. After its...

When it works, it plays OK

Complicated instructions. Does not play home-made DVDs

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Really nice product

 

I would recommend this to anyone who wants to back up their old vhs tapes. I don't care about it not having a tuner since I already have a dish dvr.

I love the upconvert on this combo. It really works well with my hdtv. Very easy to record from vhs to dvd. I absolutely love it

The remote sometimes won't respond

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hdmi doesnot work

 

Stayed on phone for two hours with level one and level 2 techs and they could not tell why it will not play dvd and vcr on the hdmi connection. I am returning it.

very little pro about this unit

hmdi doesnot work

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Disk problems

 

Hook up was very easy once I selected the S-video for Aux 1. Excellent picture from DISH receiver pass through on TV. I put in a computer made disk and it loaded and played excellent for about three minutes and then froze. I ejected the disk and tried...

Nice picture when it worked

Froze playing first disk and would load/play no others

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beware of this one

 

none

dont work good

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Noisy running

 

We are taking ours back. The noise it makes when running is annoying.

cheaper than other models

Sounds noisy when running

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ok when it worked

 

i purchased this unti to transfer all my family videos to dvd's. the process started where i would make a master dvd on the vr-357 and then make three of each (on my pc). however after a few dvd's were made the computer, was not able to read the dvd...

when it was operational, it was good

confusing pull down menus, the instruction manual was difficult to understand

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Product Specifications

This versatile unit plays both DVD discs and VHS tapes, delivering crisp pictures and high-quality sound. Samsung's DVD-VR357 includes a 4-head Hi-Fi VCR with the added visual clarity of Progressive scan output.

Cassette System

Type: None

CD Recorder

Device Type: None

CD System

Device Type: None

Combined Device

Type:DVD recorder/ VCR combo

Digital Player (Recorder)

Device Type: None

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:11in
Height:3.1in
Weight:8.8lbs
Width:16.9in

DVD

Type:DVD recorder

Header

Manufacturer:Samsung
Model:VR357
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Samsung DVD

MD System

Type: None

Radio

Device Type: None

Television

Television Type: None

VCR

Device Type:VCR
Media Type:VHS
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